On the so-called ‘God Particle’

Just as the world can reveal itself as particles, the Tao

can reveal itself as human beings.

Though world and particles aren’t the same, neither

are they different

Worlds and particles, bodies and beings, time and


All are transient expressions of the Tao.

Unseeable, ungraspable, the Tao is beyond any

attempt to analyze or categorize it.

At the same time, its truth is everywhere you turn.

If you can let go of it with your mind and surround it

with your heart, it will live inside you forever.

The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu: Hua Hu Ching (tr. by Brian Walker, Harper One),  p. 39 (~4th c. CE)



Filed under God-Particle, Tao, Whatchamacalit

7 responses to “On the so-called ‘God Particle’

  1. The term “God Particle” came from the book “The God Particle / If the Universe is the Answer, What is the Question?,” by Leon Lederman & Dick Teresi (first published in 1993 and reissued in 2006), which is in the bibliography of my free ebook on comparative mysticism.

    In his 2006 Preface Dr. Lederman, a Nobel laureate in physics, wrote:
    Now as for the title, The God Particle, my coauthor, Dick Teresi, has agreed to accept the blame. I mentioned the phrase as a joke once in a speech, and he remembered it and used it as the working title of the book. “Don’t worry,” he said, “no publisher ever uses the working title on the final book.” The title ended up offending two groups: 1) those who believe in God and 2) those who do not. We were warmly received by those in the middle.

  2. I am SO fascinated by Quantum Physics!

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